Wednesday, July 22, 2015

ART FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD!

WHAT DOES "PUBLIC GOOD" MEAN TO YOU?

ALL ARE INVITED 
TO AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS 
USED IN GRASSROOTS PROTEST
of the TRANS-PECOS PIPELINE 

OPENING THURSDAY, JULY 23, 5pm 
with Viewing Hours Throughout the Weekend!
GALLERIA SIBLEY, 103 WEST HOLLAND AVE, 
ALPINE, TEXAS


In the Big Bend region, value placed on good stewardship of the land is a long-time tradition, from the native people who here first, to generations of ranchers who consider themselves "the original environmentalists", to those who have found themselves more recently drawn here from other places around the country, only to fall in love with the region's rugged beauty, striking landscapes, clear skies, clean air, and unique flora and fauna. Those who call the Big Bend home have fought for decades to successfully prevent over-development and industrialization from destroying the rare qualities that makes the Big Bend region so precious to all who know it.

Recently, the proposed Trans-Pecos Pipeline, a 42", 143-mile natural gas pipeline, was slated to be built though the area, passing in close proximity to Alpine to export gas to Mexico and beyond; activists have been involved in community organizing, working through local, regional and national media and politics in an attempt to stop the pipeline from threatening our way of life.

The art you see here has been created to raise awareness and has been seen in the media and at weekly peaceful protests.

If you appreciate the Big Bend without big oil and gas, please join our efforts to oppose the Trans-Pecos Pipeline.

Defend Big Bend!

http://www.defendbigbend.org









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